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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

This Joint Programme (JP) consisting of UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS and the SDG partnership platform submitted a request and received USD. 7 million to support the scale-up of the world’s first Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) development impact bond in Kenya. The project will leverage the JP expertise to ensure public sector integration of an innovative, digital-based proof of concept intervention named “In Their Hands” (ITH), which has demonstrated strong results in reaching adolescent girls with critical lifesaving SRH and HIV services in the private sector, since 2017. The Programme will address critical gaps in access to SRH and HIV services by adolescent girls in vulnerable local contexts in Kenya, by improving the quality of service delivery in public health facilities; leveraging on technology to expand the choice and reach of services; and increasing pathways for specialized services such as HIV treatment. These actions are expected to translate into increased access to quality and sustainable SRH and HIV services by vulnerable adolescent girls in Kenya, with the Government leading the way. The Programme Officer will support the coordination and implementation of the project at UNAIDS.

Under the direct supervision of Services for all advisers at UCO Kenya, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Support processes to develop and strengthen strategic partnerships and alliances for an expanded ASRH and HIV response targeting AGYW in the country. • Support ASRH DIB activities under UNAIDS such as HIV testing, ART Treatment and TA in collaboration with the other key stakeholders targeting AGYW aged 15 to 19 years. • Actively participate in the engagement of all the stakeholders involved in ASRH DIB implementation at the National and County level (10 selected counties - Mombasa, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia, Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homabay, Kisumu and Nairobi). • Support the functioning of the SGD partnership platform, including the organization and facilitation of, and reporting on the meetings, as well as documentation of the jointly produced results. • Planning, organization and undertaking of relevant workshops, consultations, and meetings, including the procurement, facilitation, and reporting. • Participate in relevant meetings and help to document where necessary. • Support preparation of semester progress report to the SDG joint fund at the end of each reporting period. • Undertake any other task, as per the direction of the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Building Trust ☒ Client Orientation ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Creativity ☒ Empowering Others ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Technological Awareness ☒ Working in Teams

working with adolescents and young people; people living with HIV and/or key populations; community-based organizations, sexual and reproductive rights (SRHR); sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). • Relevant experience in the health sector. • Proven working experience in project coordination and partnership management. • Sound understanding of the Kenyan health system, socio-economic and political context • Certificate or demonstrated experience in using basic computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment. • Experience in report writing, proposal development and resource mobilization desired. • Must possess strong problem resolution skills, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills to help identify and resolve issues. • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail.

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. Kenya has two levels of Government; National Government and 47 sub-national Governments called Counties. Counties are further divided into sub-counties. Kenya is a multi-party state with Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Kenya’s population of more than 40 million is growing at an annual rate of 2.2%. The country’s GNP per capita estimated at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $975, and the GNP is growing at an average rate of 0.1% annually. More than 26% of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Kenya’s main food crops are “maize, wheat, pulses, roots and tubers.” (FAO).

Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services, health facilities, public transport, telecommunication and banking services and educational facilities are readily available. The city is widely connected through its main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many upcountry destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both the UN-HABITAT and UNEP.

The socio-economic and cultural background of the immediate society in the UNV would be living and working in is diverse and prevailing security conditions at the place of the assignment are modest. The topographic and climatic features of the assignment location are highland cool and warm tropical climate.

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